Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown says bullies forced her to change schools

21 May 2019, 22:37 | Updated: 22 May 2019, 10:43

Millie Bobby Brown, the British star of hit show Stranger Things has said she was forced to change schools by "soul-breaking bullies" in England.

Brown, 15, who was forced off Twitter by cyberbullies, has been a vocal anti-bullying campaigner and became Unicef's youngest Goodwill Ambassador last year.

She said: "I was bullied at school back in England. I actually switched schools because of it, it created a lot of anxiety and issues that I still deal with today.

"I have dealt with situations both in real life and online that are soul-breaking and it genuinely hurts reading some of the things people have said."

The actress, who makes her film debut in the upcoming Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, said: "Young people's lives are increasingly under pressure. First of all, I want to make sure that children are protected from violence and exploitation.

"I also want to combat the negativity on social media - I have experienced it - it's like a disease. It's negative hate that is genuinely so horrifying to me. Climate change is so important too."

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Brown will be back in season three of Stranger Things when the multi award-winning drama returns to Netflix in July, calling the show "one of the most important things in my life.

"I am so excited about it because I worked really hard on it. It's like my baby.

"I shaved my hair off for it, so ever since then it's become one of my favourite projects I have ever done," she added.